March 31, 2017
Ever since the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI), game playing has been one of the most interesting applications of AI. The first chess programs were written by Claude Shannon and by Alan Turing in 1950, almost as soon as the computers became programmable. Games such as chess, tic-tac-toe, and Go are interesting because they offer […]
March 30, 2017
Kids from the 80's and 90's would recall that there were Floppies for data storage with a capacity varying from 90 KB to 240 MB Walkman and cassettes for listening to music Camera films that needed several days to be developed just to discover that most of the pictures were not good All of these have […]
March 24, 2017
Introduction Short stories or tales always help us in understanding a concept better but this is a true story, Wal-Mart’s beer diaper parable. A sales person from Wal-Mart tried to increase the sales of the store by bundling the products together and giving discounts on them. He bundled bread and jam which made it easy […]
March 1, 2017
“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the science of how to get machines to do the things they do in the movies.”- Astro Teller Do you remember HAL 9000- the know-all machine, Baymax- the personal healthcare robot, Ava- the human looking robot, and WALL-E- the cleaning robot? I am sure you do. After all, they are famous […]
February 21, 2017
Introduction Data classification is a very important task in machine learning. Support Vector Machines (SVMs) are widely applied in the field of pattern classifications and nonlinear regressions. The original form of the SVM algorithm was introduced by Vladimir N. Vapnik and Alexey Ya. Chervonenkis in 1963. Since then, SVMs have been transformed tremendously to be used […]
February 2, 2017
Naive Bayes is a machine learning algorithm for classification problems. It is based on Bayes’ probability theorem. It is primarily used for text classification which involves high dimensional training data sets. A few examples are spam filtration, sentimental analysis, and classifying news articles. It is not only known for its simplicity, but also for its […]
January 21, 2017
"Data Scientist: Sexiest Job of the 21st century"- Harvard Business Review, 2012 Talking of more recent times, Glassdoor also named it the "best job of the year" for 2016. Where did the title "Data Scientist" come from? It has been there in the market for less than a decade. It was coined by Dr. Dhanurjay Patil, […]
January 17, 2017
“Data is abundant and cheap but knowledge is scarce and expensive.” In last few years, the sources of data capturing have evolved overwhelmingly. No longer companies limit themselves to surveys, questionnaire and other traditional forms of data collection. Smartphones, online browsing activity, drones, cameras are the modern form of data collection devices. And, believe me, that […]
January 2, 2017
Introduction There exists a world for Machine Learning beyond R and Python! Machine Learning is a product of statistics, mathematics, and computer science. As a practice, it has grown phenomenally in the last few years. It has empowered companies to build products like recommendation engines, self driving cars etc. which were beyond imagination until a few years […]
December 22, 2016
Integrated Development Environment (IDE) An integrated development environment is an application which provides programmers and developers with basic tools to write and test software. In general, an IDE consists of an editor, a compiler (or interpreter), and a debugger which can be accessed through a graphic user interface(GUI). According to Wikipedia, “Python is a widely used […]